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Part of that program is a color-coded barcode program that helps the department track and provide the correct style of meal to students for each week.

Albuquerque Public Schools using barcode program for fall reopening

The child nutrition department served 2.7 million meals during the spring coronavirus shutdown.

Three years ago, I visited the Albuquerque Public Schools. The child nutrition department had recently opened a new central production kitchen and the team was working on some menu development options that incorporated leafy green vegetables to fit USDA meal regs under the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act.

color-coded barcode program .jpgFlash-forward to today, and director Sandra Kemp and her team are planning for a fall reopening. Because they aren’t sure exactly how the district will reopen and educate students, the child nutrition department has crafted a meal plan that will work for any of the service points they might employ—in-person; grab-and-go pickup; and drop off at childcare facilities.

Part of that program is a color-coded barcode program that helps the department track and provide the correct style of meal to students for each week (the district is currently looking into students with last names A through L attending in-person classes one week with M-Z attending the following.

Here’s Sandra’s story about Albuquerque Public Schools’ plans for fall.

 

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